When I first arrived at Narconon, I was worried about what I was exactly getting myself into and was scared I was disappointing my mother and grandma because I wasn’t going the Christian route. I quickly found out the Narconon program was exactly what I needed.
Many families have been instructed to stay home over the next several weeks as a safeguard for themselves and their families. Subsequently, we have been receiving calls from families that, upon self-imposed quarantine, they discovered a loved one struggling with substance abuse.
As I sit here thinking about my time at Narconon, I can honestly say I haven’t felt this alive ever; even when I was sober before. To better explain how I genuinely feel, let’s start at the beginning.
I was nervous and apprehensive at the beginning but still persevered through everything the program had to offer. The first night I got into withdrawal, I had no idea the program was a long term program.
While attending the Narconon program, I have grown a lot and had so much success. I have become better able to think clearly, and I don't live in the past anymore. I also gained a better relationship with my parents and siblings. The Sauna detoxification changed a lot for me.
I started using drugs because I felt like I was unintelligent, inadequate, and basically stupid. School was always hard for me, and I never understood why. I felt my brain functioned differently than other people or something.
When I first arrived at Narconon, I was convinced my physical and mental condition was permanent. The hardest part of the program for me was the sauna. I went through sweating out every toxin I’ve used in my entire life.
When I came to Narconon Louisiana I was completely broken, and I honestly did not believe I could get better. I was not only an addict, but I was traumatized and had become a hermit who could barely function.
Ok, so your loved one just got home from drug rehabilitation treatment. You are nervous because you don’t want to do anything that may contribute to a relapse. At the same time, though, you want to make sure you take the right steps to help prevent a relapse.
When I first arrived at Narconon, Nick helped me get through the sauna portion of the program. He was a big part of my recovery. He helped me feel more comfortable in a place with people I didn't know.